61: Starting a Rum Distillery in Scotland with Ninefold Distillery's Kit Carruthers
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In this episode, we checked in with a relatively new rum distillery in Scotland that's already received some impressive praise in its early history—Ninefold Distillery! Owner and distiller Kit Carruthers took us through the journey of starting a rum distillery from scratch at Dormont Estate, a 450-year-old estate in the south of Scotland. We discussed:
The current landscape of rum production in Scotland
Kit's journey from climate change researcher to becoming a rum distiller
Ninefold's production process
Reactions to Scottish rum
Creating barrels from the estate's own trees
The unexpected history of Scottish rum
The ups and downs of starting a distillery
Releasing a rum with That Boutique-y Rum Company
Adventures with Watson, the distillery cat
You can learn more about Ninefold on the distillery's website.
You can also check out some reviews of Ninefold's rums on The Fat Rum Pirate:
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